Uzbekistan takes 4th place in UNWTO ranking
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbekistan ranks fourth in the top 20 fastest growing tourism destinations in the world, the British The Independent reported, citing the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
According to UNWTO, the number of tourists in the country over the year increased by 27.3%. Myanmar ranks first (40.2%). Puerto Rico (31.2%) and Iran (27.9%) shared the second and third places.
The list also includes Azerbaijan (11.4%) and Kazakhstan (10%), which took 17th and 20th places, respectively.
In general, last year the number of overseas trips around the world reached 1.5 billion, which is 4% more than in 2018.
France has remained the most visited country with over 90 million tourists. It is followed by Spain with 83.8 million visitors.